Assistant Professor of Mathematics
- Calculus I
- Calculus II
- Complex Analysis
- Discrete Mathematics
- Introduction to Proofs
- Linear Algebra
- Number Theory
Why I Teach at Houghton
I first came to Houghton College as a student in the fall of 2000. At that time I really didn’t envision myself majoring in mathematics. Although I didn’t dislike mathematics, I didn’t find it all that interesting. It wasn’t until I took calculus and other more advanced mathematics courses that I began to see how interesting mathematics could be and started to develop a love for solving mathematical problems and puzzles. After graduating with majors in mathematics and computer science, I completed a master’s degree at Boston College, followed by a Ph.D at Rutgers University. Prior to returning to Houghton as a faculty member, I was a post-doctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University.
I feel very blessed to be able to teach here at Houghton College in the Christian liberal arts tradition. Houghton College helped to foster my love for learning and a sincere faith. As a faculty member, I strive to do the same for my students.
My primary research interest is in number theory, specifically automorphic forms and L-functions, although I do have a growing interest in arithmetic dynamics.
- Automorphic Distributions and Metaplectic Eisenstein Distributions (submitted for publication).
- “Frequencies of Successive Tuples of Frobenius Classes.” With Avner Ash and Robert Gross. Experimental Mathematics. 18:1, pp. 55–63. 2009.
- “Automorphic Distributions and Metaplectic Eisenstein Distributions.” American Mathematical Society Section Meeting, University at Buffalo, September 17, 2017.
- “Math for Liberal Arts Poster Projects.” Association of Christian in the Mathematical Sciences Conference, Charleston Southern University, June 1, 2017.
- “Using Applets when Teaching about the Enigma Machine.” Association of Christian in the Mathematical Sciences Conference. Redeemer University College, May 27, 2015.
- “Fourier Coefficients of Automorphic Forms for F4.” Algebra Seminar, University at Buffalo, February 23, 2015.
My wife Juliet, also a Houghton graduate, and I have two sons. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music and playing guitar.
- Ph.D., Rutgers University (2013)
- M.A., Boston College (2007)
- B.S., Houghton College (2004)